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Leonardo DiCaprio Buys New Green NYC Digs
Posted By Ali Kriscenski On April 7, 2008 @ 2:25 pm In Architecture,New York City,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment
It’s not always our style to point out celebrity lives but when they involve a super green, LEED Gold rated building  with stellar views across the Hudson River it gets our attention. The New York scoop is that the three-time Academy Award-nominated actor/environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has found shelter in Riverhouse , one of NYC’s greenest condominiums.
Riverhouse is definitive luxury eco-living. Built on the last patch of land in Rockefeller Park, the structure integrates ambitious green principles with sought after real estate. On the outside, a high-tech solar photovoltaic  grid traces the sun’s daily trajectory for maximum solar energy efficiency. Open roof areas will be a complex of green roofs  that are 75% covered in vegetation. Inside, locally sourced renewable materials  are finished with low- or non pollutant paints and adhesives to bring down overall environmental impact and provide healthy living spaces. Air and water are also given top priority – owners will enjoy twice filtered air and on-site filtered water.
On the luxury living side Riverhouse has all the amenities one would expect in its posh NY locale. Among them a 50-foot lap pool, fully equipped fitness center, dog spa, in-house branch of the New York Public Library and, for Riverside residents looking to live in an even more sustainable world, in-house activism opportunities via the Action Center to End World Hunger  on the building’s ground floor.
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 LEED Gold rated building: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/31/grand-rapids-art-museum/
 Riverhouse: http://www.the-riverhouse.com/
 photovoltaic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/25/world%e2%80%99s-largest-solar-power-plant-coming-to-arizona-in-2011/
 green roofs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/23/amazing-green-roof-art-school-in-singapore/
 renewable materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/05/pineapple-paper-furniture-by-yothaka/
 Action Center to End World Hunger: http://www.actioncenter.org/
 + Riverhouse One Rockefeller Park: http://www.the-riverhouse.com/index_flash.html
 EcoRazzi: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2008/04/05/dicaprio-moving-to-greener-digs-in-new-york-city/
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